The State of New Hampshire played host to about 900,000 visitors with a dozen of them being presidential candidates for 2016. Politics is alive and thriving here.
We have had lots of rain which has left us with lush green landscapes including a lot of weeds to be pulled.
The day lilies are starting to bloom which is always a good thing, two of my hydrangeas are blooming, and my Knockout rose made it after being buried under a pile of fallen logs and 93″ of snow. And, how do you like my barn shutters that my husband made out of pallet wood? I like them a lot.
On rainy days, I’ve started putting together 12″ quilt blocks for a king-sized quilt I’m making for my daughter’s wedding anniversary this fall. I’ve got sixteen done, but I’m thinking I’ll need between 25-40 depending upon final sashing decisions.
We have a big oak coming down today along with two more oaks being trimmed up. The oak is diseased and hangs over our power line so it needs to be removed. A few more buckets of weeds need to be pulled, a trip north tomorrow to see friends and pick up a repaired DR Trimmer, a Master Gardener meeting and garden tour on Thursday, and then we need to get the suitcases down.
On Saturday, we’re heading three hours north to Belfast, Maine, right on the coast. On our way up, we are stopping to see fellow blogger, Denise, at Fernwood Nursery and Gardens. I’m looking forward to meeting her, seeing her sheep and checking out her nursery and gardens.
We’re also meeting up with our camping buddies from up north and look forward to checking out Three Tides Brewery, Young’s Lobster Pound and Brewster’s downtown area. Here’s to a great week in Maine.
So, what are you working on as we move into July – gardening, quilting or making travel plans?